The Dischidia Philippinensis is a part of the Milkweed family and native to the Philippines. In the wild ants live inside the balloon-like organs produced by the plant. They bring in nutrients which fend off predatory insects. Philippinensis has lovely long boat shaped leaves and will product fuchsia coloured flowers. Dischidia can be a lovely plant to grow in the home, they add a lovely brightness to any room.
How to care for your dischidia
Water: Water once the top soil feels dry. Any soft or wrinkled leaves means the plant is thirsty.
Light: Keep in indirect light, these plants grow wild in low light situations below a thick rain forest canopy.
Humidity: They require high humidity. Mist the plant every day.
Temperature: They like warmth, about 20 degrees C.
Other info -
Pot size: 10.5cm
Toxic to cats & dogs? Yes